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Midweek update: Lionel Richie set for Number One following post-Glastonbury sales boost

New entries also come from Richard Thompson, Neil Young and Miguel

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Lionel Richie is on course to reach Number One in the Official UK Album Chart this week following a successful Glastonbury performance.

'The Definitive Collection' by Lionel Richie & The Commodores is leading the sales figures in today's (July 1) midweek update.

Official Chart Company data reveals that the album has seen a huge 2,693 per cent sales boost in the last seven days. Richie's Sunday afternoon set at the festival, which saw him performing songs including 'Dancing On The Ceiling' and 'All Night Long (All Night)', was among the best attended of the Glastonbury weekend and was also broadcast live by the BBC.

'The Definitive Collection' was released in 2003 and previously reached Number 10 on the Official Chart upon its release. This week marks its first Top 40 re-entry in six years.

Seventeen of today’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 belong to Glastonbury 2015 acts, including headliners Florence + The Machine’s 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful' (2) and The Who's 'Who Hits 50' (12). James Bay’s 'Chaos and the Calm' (4), and Jungle’s 'Jungle' (26) have also seen a sales increase since the festival ended.

Also new in the Top 10 at today's midweek point is Richard Thompson's 'Still', new at Number Six, while Neil Young & Promise of the Real’s 'The Monsanto Years' is new at 14.

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Miguel live on stage at Wireless 2013


Other new entries in this week's Official Album Chart at today's midweek stage include Miguel and his album 'Wildheart' new at Number 19.

Meanwhile, in the Official UK Singles Chart, Tinie Tempah is on course to make it two weeks at the top of the Official Singles Chart with Jess Glynne collaboration 'Not Letting Go'.

The full chart rundown is announced on BBC Radio 1 this Sunday (July 5).
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